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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:51 AM
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Are You Unknowingly Eating Horse Meat?
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 11:02 AM by babylonsister
Are You Unknowingly Eating Horse Meat?
The rash of horse killings increases the chances of you buying and eating horse meat
By CARLOS MILLER
Updated 12:30 PM EDT, Wed, Aug 5, 2009


As a rash of horse killings plague South Florida, the odds of you unknowingly ingesting horse meat increases.

But thats only if you purchase meat from an unlicensed meat vendor, such as from somebody selling meat from the back of their vehicle which is not the most uncommon thing to do in Miami.

You might not be able to tell the difference between packaged horse meat and cow meat because they both look the same, according to the Caribbean National Weekly.

And once you bite into it, you might be surprised by how sweet and tender it tastes.

You might even ask for seconds.

The truth is, horse meat is a delicacy in many parts of the world.

In Belgium, it is served as steak tartare, where the raw horse meat is marinated in wine and other spices before it is served.

In certain regions of Italy, it is served in stew or made into sausage or even prepared as a basic steak.

And in Japan, it is served raw with soy sauce, ginger and onions, not much different than sushi.

more...

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Are-You-Unknowi...
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:55 AM
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1. I wish we could knowingly eat horse meat. Shame we don't eat them in the US.
Tasty. Damn, damn tasty.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:55 AM
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2. Not much of a chance you are eating horse meat - in fact nearly no chance at all.
You see, the horses are being slaughtered either by folks who are eating it themselves or who are selling it. Reports are that for those who have some its actually quite valuable, some folks pay very good money to have horse to eat. Now if someone is paying lots for it you can bet the farm that its not going to accidentally find its way into your cut-rate hamburger mix at the local grocery.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:55 AM
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3. If you are buying your meat from the back of a pick-up truck I would say you are eating horse
Most of the ones I see around here have Florida licence plates on them. The guys selling the crap all look like meth heads.

Don
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:56 AM
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4. when you buy your meat out of the back of someone's vehicle
I think most people understand it's a crap shoot.
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:59 AM
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5. Whoa Nellie
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 11:05 AM by BeatleBoot
Trade bovine for equine?

Neigh!!!

It would "beHOOVE" you not to...


:kick:





:rofl:



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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:01 AM
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6. Well, I've eaten horse meat in a specialty restaurant in
France. It wasn't bad. However, buying meat out of the back of a truck seems a rather stupid thing to do, as far as I'm concerned. If you do that, then you eat what you get, whatever that might be.

Horse meat cannot be sold for human consumption anywhere in the United States. You're unlikely to encounter it, even sold out of the back of a truck, should you be so stupid as to buy your meat there.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:02 AM
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7. nope...
i'm a vegetarian.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:04 AM
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8. If we are eating it unknowingly, how would we know if we are eating it?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:06 AM
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9. People actually buy meat from the back of a truck?
I can't think of anything more dangerous than buying un-inspected meat.

You could literally be buying anything from contaminated beef to roadkill.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:18 AM
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10. That was my reaction too
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WilmywoodNCparalegal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:19 AM
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11. I ate horse steaks all the time
(northern Italy)
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:28 AM
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12. There was a store in Portland, OR, in the mid-70s
that sold horse meat. Having left the area in 1979, I have no idea whether the business is still in operation.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:43 AM
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13. Just because some loser writes a story doesn't mean it needs to be disseminated.
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Randypiper Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:51 AM
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14. I never heard of mad horse disease
.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:08 PM
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15. Someone once tried to sell me meat out of the back of a car at the gas station down the street
here in Cleveland. I didn't go for it.

Not gonna buy something I can bet on in the morning and eat at night.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:09 PM
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16. I heard some people died. Maybe we're eating them.
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poiuytsister Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:10 PM
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22. Soylent Green is PEOPLE!
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:09 PM
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17. I found a horseshoe in my cheeseburger.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:13 PM
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18. This stew's awful good.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:15 PM
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19. No. Nor dog or cat or human. Vegetarian. nt.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:22 PM
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20. Years ago...Those Jack Dudes got caught mixing Roo Meat from
Down Under...they was so embarrassed....

I even remember ordering Hoppers...the manager was not pleased...

Mostly in the North West....like Seattle
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:27 PM
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21. No way in hell....
I would ever buy meat being sold from the trunk of a car.
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:44 PM
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23. If you buy meat from the back of a pickup truck
you might be a redneck.
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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:46 PM
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24. Our family ate it during ww11
We lived in the country and got what meat we could at local slaughter house. Yes, it is very good and I liked it better than beef. Have no qualms about eating it!!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:50 PM
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25. Nope.
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:21 PM
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26. I've had it France, knowingly
It was very good - not as heavy or as fatty as beef. Morally, I see no difference between eating cows and horses: it's also just as immoral to steal someone's cow and slaughter it as to steal someone's horse.

Buying meat out of the back of a truck sounds iffy to me. Now I did buy some fish out of the back of a truck this morning at the farmers' market, but those people have been showing up in the same spot every week for years, have an actual address where they can be found, are registered with the market, and treat their products properly.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:27 PM
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27. HURRRRR
IM A HOERS
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:30 PM
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28. I have eaten horse meat when I was in Italy - it was delicious, I would
buy it here if you could buy it legally. I don't understand what the beef is. My cousin from Italy eats tar tar. I would never eat any kind of meat like that.
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:45 PM
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29. I raise horses, and I ate it (unknowingly) in France. BUT BEWARE....

...The horsemeat in France I ate was very sweet and tender. I thought it was very good beef. Frankly was surprised when I learned several days later what I ate.

But today I would NEVER knowingly eat meat from any American horse. BEWARE.

American horses are NOT raised as "food" livestock. They are companion and sport animals. As such, many products are used on horses (insect repellent sprays, dewormers and other drugs, hair grooming products, etc) that are labled "not to be used on animals intended as food." Similar products are restricted from use on cattle, hogs, etc. -- especially within a certain withdrawal period prior to slaughter.

Many horses are stolen and/or sold into slaughter without benefit of the withdrawal periods and other safeguards meat animals require (and we put too much chemical crap into our meat animals anyway!) I WOULD NEVER EAT SUCH MEAT if I had any knowledge or choice. BEWARE.

And restrictions on the equine insecticides, dewormers and other drugs, etc. would harm the majority of the equine industry. It would seriously hamper the enjoyment of horses as companion animals and in sport by making certain things we do with and around horses very difficult if not impossible. I don't want "food" animal restrictions on my horses.

Plus, in my opinion, slaughtering a companion who has carried you on his back and served you well as a friend is in the same realm as slaughtering and eating a pet dog or cat. Some could bring themselves to do this but to me it is morally wrong.



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